Psychology Prize 2015
Ellie Maycock was presented with the annual prize by Marjorie Marks-Stuttle, in memory of her daughter Caroline, who was murdered during a gap year in Australia in 2002. The foundation was set up after her death to help other young people travelling around the world.
Her tutor Peter Fenton said Ellie was ‘one of the most humble and hard-working students I have ever had the privilege to teach.’
Ellie said she could not believe she had been chosen. “I thought there were other more deserving students,” she said. “It’s true I have a passion for psychology and I really do appreciate the significance of this annual college award, given on behalf of an incredible charity.
“Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation has done so much to help young people travelling around the world and I feel honoured to be this year’s winner.”
Mrs Marks-Stuttle said that like Ellie, her daughter loved studying psychology at York College and intended going to university to study the subject further, adding: “I am pleased to present Ellie with this award on behalf of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, which in some small way will enable her to pursue a degree in the subject.”